Vote Alex Albright
for Pitt County Commissioners District 4
on May 8, 2018
2016 Stuart Thayer Prize, for "Mose McQuitty's Band and Minstrel Days, 1899-1937" (Bandwagon August 2016), presented by the Circus Historical Society for Most Outstanding Contribution to Circus History for the year.
2015 "Alex Albright Award" established, to be awarded annually for the best creative nonfiction essay published by the North Carolina Literary Review.
2014 Finalist, Montaigne Medal, for The Forgotten First: B-1 and the Integration of the Modern Navy. Fountain, NC: R.A. Fountain (2013), presented to an independently published book by the Eric Hoffer Awards.
2012 Brown-Hudson Award (with Elizabeth Albright), from the North Carolina Folklore Society, an annual award for outstanding contributions to the study, practice or preservation of North Carolina folk traditions.
2007 Roberts Award for Literary Inspiration, presented by Joyner Library at East Carolina University
2006 Bertie Fearing Award for Excellence in Teaching, presented by the ECU English Department
1998 R. Hunt Parker Award for Lifetime Contribution to North Carolina Literature, presented by the NC Literary and Historical Assn.
1991 Jack Kerouac Literary Prize, presented by the Lowell, Mass. Historic Preservation Commission, for Kerouac scholarship [for unpublished essay "Race, the Canon, and Kerouac"]
1986 Volunteer of the Year Award, Coastal Plains District PreRelease and AfterCare, for service as instructor of poetry to inmates at Martin County Correctional Institute.
1969 Silver Plate "Best Story" Award, from the Alamance County Arts Council, Graham, NC.